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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, October 19, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 4

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.eason and discriminated against
when giving out work.
G. is an all-around worker at the
Royal Tailors. She was supposed to
get $5 a week, but she averaged
$2.50 and $3. They docked her for
holidays- and Saturday half day when
they closed. --.
G. has a wife and- children. He
worked for the Scotch Woolen Mills
and averaged $5. In the busy season
he got all of $11. In 1913 they paid
him 10 cents a coat They cut it to
iy2 now.
H. worked for the Continental
Tailoring Co. 10 hours a day. She
averaged $3 and $4 a week and was
docked when she was sent home, but
compelled to speed up when there
was an accumulation of work.
There are a lot of others just like
these that will be presented to the
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Fifteen per cent of the girls paroled
by Judge Uhlir in the morals court in
the past two months have gone back
to the streets. They were unable to
earn enough to live and dress decent
ly in the jobs which were procured
Last night Judge "Uhlir said the
problem of the fallen girl could be
solved if they could get positions for
them where they would be able to
earn enough to live and dress de
cently. "Where We have obtained good po
sitions for the girls we have had no
cause to complain against their ac
tions and they all seem satisfied and
work faithfully to make good women
of themselves," the judge stated. "But
I need more support and help from
clubwomen. If the women's clubs,
instead of playing cards, would get
out and use their tremendous influ
ence in getting these girls better .jobs
and getting the big employers to pay
their girls more wages, then I will
have some hope for the girls who
crowd my court every day. Unless 1
they do there is Tittle hope, for it has
been repeatedly proven that a girl
cannot live straight on the average
wage which is paid nowadays."
The judge also wants the women's
clubs to aid him in preventing the
shelter house from bejng erected in
the vicinity of the BridewelL
"If they put the girls in a home
near a penal institution the effective
ness of such a home will be almost
nothing," He advised. "I want a farm
connected with the institution where
the girls can earn money enough so
that when they get out they will have
some little money and will not have
to go back to their old profession."
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Theatrical agencies that are dodg
ing the law are in for it
R. J. Knight, inspector of agencies,
caused a couple of fines to be slap
ped on the Webster Booking Agency,
36 W. Randolph, this morning.
Josephine and Lawrence Minette,
both four and a half years old, were
taking part in a performance at the
Alhambra theater, 19th and Archer,
with their mother and father. Knight
got after them and a $50 and costs
fine resulted for the Webster agency,
which did the booking. The charge
was "causing to be sent on the stage
children under age." A $1 fine and
costs was handed the agency for fail
ing to keep proper records.
"Other companies are doing the
same thing," said Knight "And we
are going to get them all. This busi
ness of booking children just out of
the cradle has got to be stopped.
Also proper records must be kept by
all agents."
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Progressive Cigarmakers' union has
won its strike against Pines Bros.,
1466 Milwaukee av. It gained 80 per
cent of the demands.
Though funds are low, the union
voted $25 to help striking garment
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